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A High-Fiber Diet May Help Cancer Patients Respond Better to Immunotherapy.

Eating a high-fiber diet creates a healthy gut microbiome, and having a healthy gut microbiome helps cancer patients respond better to their treatment, according to research presented during the annual meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research, held March 29, 2019, in Georgia.

In a study of melanoma patients being treated with anti-PD-1 Immunotherapy, those who ate the most fiber were five times more likely to respond to treatment. The researchers found that the more diverse the bacteria in the gut microbiome, the more positive the results of their findings.

Also, while previous research had shown that bacteria in the Ruminococcaceaefamily were the most likely to respond to treatment, researchers in this current study found that Ruminococcaceae is most commonly found in highfiber foods, including whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.

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Publication:Women's Nutrition Connection
Date:Jul 24, 2019
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